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APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government watchdog agency says Medicare's prescription drug program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead....
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Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases....
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Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot
CHICAGO (AP) -- Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola - chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug....
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Ebola case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola....
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FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children....
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Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The quarantine of a nurse in Maine who recently returned from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa has touched off a battle between the authority of states to confine people to protect public health and the right of Americans to move about freely....
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Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon's assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die....
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AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters US, we are not ready
The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network....
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Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola....
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Wisconsin studies music and memory program
UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) -- Mike Knutson taught himself to play the harmonica as a child, and the 96-year-old sang with his family for most of his life. Even now, as he suffers from dementia, music is an important part of his life thanks to a study looking at the impact of a nationwide music program aimed at helping dementia patients....
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